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Herosongs Episode 2 Jerry O Reilly sings The Bold Robert Emmet



Episode 2. Herosongs is an eight part series presented by Therese McIntyre and traces the journey of Irish ballads from the 16th century to today, and explores how the shape or distort our understanding of history. The oral ballad tradition dates back to the twelfth century but its not until the introduction of print in Ireland around 1760 that we begin to see a record of traditional songs in both the Irish and English language.In Episode Two of Herosongs presenter Therese McIntyre, explores the hero behind the songs. Jerry O Reilly sings The Bold Robert Emmet.